Recently Completed: Warren County – Route 624 (Morgan Ford Road) bridge replacement

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The low-water bridge over the Shenandoah River on Route 624 was replaced with a new two-lane bridge. The project is about 0.4 mile long, from Route 643 (Howellsville Road) to 0.4-mile north of Route 643.

Surrounding the bridge are easements with the Virginia Outdoor Foundation (VOF) on the north side and Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) property on the south side. The Morgan Ford public boat landing is on the southeastern side of the existing bridge.

The original multi-span bridge was a single-lane structure built in 1925, which is 321-feet long with a single 11-foot wide lane. The new bridge is a two-lane structure at the same location following the existing roadway alignment.

Approximately 480-feet long, the new bridge has a 22-foot wide travel way. The roadway approaches varying between 22 and 24 feet. Ditches were provided where needed.

While not wide enough for a sidewalk or formal bike lanes, there are no restrictions placed on pedestrians or bicyclists from utilizing the new bridge.

In 2012, the traffic count on this portion of Route 624 was 1,876 vehicles per day. This number is projected to increase to 3,005 in the year 2035.

Benefits 

This project replaced an existing low-water and substandard narrow bridge over the Shenandoah River.

The new bridge is several feet higher than the existing structure and will provide a safer passage for traffic.  

Situations where water flows over top the new bridge will occur less often than overtopping on the old bridge.

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Contact Info:

Robbie Good
540-743-1420

UPC: 77272

State ID:0624-093-192, P101, R201, M501, B625

Federal ID: STP-093-8(013)

Long/Lat: 38.958056, -78.122222
Locality: Warren

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Page last modified: Sept. 16, 2018